Sunday, July 09, 2006

Roger's Poetry On Grass

I don't know what else to say to Roger Federer except congratulations on his 4th win at Wimbledon today. I had a pretty strange feeling watching his game in the first set against Nadal which he closed at 6-0, it was like I could not be wrong to say to anyone who asks me in the future, 'what is poetry?', to go and watch Roger Federer play tennis on grass.

I doubt that Federer could ever have the charm and showmanship of Andre Agassi, or the on/off-court rapour Goran Ivanisevic had with his tennis publics, or the emotionless, almost robotic but hugely hypnotic professionalism and gentlemanliness of Pete Sampras, however, in my opinion, I have never seen a more complete tennis player.

The only question I wish I had a crsytal ball to answer is this: If Pete Sampras and Roger Federer were contemporaries, who would have kicked the other's butt back to his hometown? Roger or Pete?

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